Jessica Schaeffer lives the adventurous life of a professional freelance harpist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She performs regularly with symphony orchestras, choirs, and theaters throughout the region. Memorable moments from her 20+ year career include performing with the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia and regularly collaborating with The Broken Consort, a nationally-touring experimental chamber ensemble, and performing with the newly-formed San Francisco Harp Quartet. Jessica’s other great passion is sharing the power and joy of music-making with people of all ages. In addition to teaching harp at Holy Names University PMD, she maintains a private studio in the East Bay and is a certified Dalcroze Education instructor. Jessica teaches Dalcroze classes at the Crowden School in Berekely and workshops for groups ranging from choirs to music educators to adults seeking a creative outlet and stress relief. She is coordinator of Bay Area Dalcroze Education (BADE). Originally from the Dayton, Ohio Jessica’s formal education includes Longy School of Music (M.M. & Dalcroze Education Certification), Northwestern University (B.M.), Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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